M249 Spring Retaining

22. Attach Retaining Spring (30) to Cocking Channel Cover (31) and secure to Retaining Pins (29).

22. Attach Retaining Spring (30) to Cocking Channel Cover (31) and secure to Retaining Pins (29).

Pin Retaining Pawl

23. Install Cover Latches (32) with finger grip ends out and flats down. Center Cover Latches (32) and install Retaining Clip (33).

Pawl Retaining PinM249 Feed Pawl

25. Place Feed Pawl Assembly (37) on Feed Pawl Pivot Post (38), and secure by inserting NEW Retaining Ring (39) into groove of Feed Pawl Pivot Post (38).

24. Insert Spring (34) into recessed hole in underside of Feed Pawl (35). Insert tip of screwdriver between the first and second coil of Spring (34) just above Feed Pawl Assembly Base (36) and apply slight pressure upward to install Spring (34) into recesses of Feed Pawl Assembly Base (36). Install the other three Springs (34) in the same manner.

25. Place Feed Pawl Assembly (37) on Feed Pawl Pivot Post (38), and secure by inserting NEW Retaining Ring (39) into groove of Feed Pawl Pivot Post (38).

NOTE

Replace all four springs

M249 Feed Pawl

NOTE

Replace all four springs

M249 Bevfitchett

26. Start Hooked Retaining Pin (40) into cover housing hole. Place two Springs (41) into recesses in Cover and Feed Mechanism Assembly (42).

27. Place together Front (43) and Rear (44) Cartridge Retaining Pawls and position on Springs (41).

26. Start Hooked Retaining Pin (40) into cover housing hole. Place two Springs (41) into recesses in Cover and Feed Mechanism Assembly (42).

M249 Feed Pawls

28. Compress Front (43) and Rear (44) Cartridge Retaining Pawls and Springs (not shown) to aline holes in Cover and Feed Mechanism Assembly (42). Push in Hooked Retaining Pin (40) through all alined holes.

29. Lift straight leg over hooked leg of Spring (45). Install loop of Spring (45) over the base of Feed Lever Pivot (46) with legs of Spring (45) pointing forward and down. It maybe necessary to use a screwdriver to force loop over base of Feed Lever Pivot (46).

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